Extended Day for 2023–2024
What's New in 2023-2024
Yearlong Garderie Plus 
We are very excited to announce a new registration option for Yearlong Garderie, called Plus for students in TYPK – Grade 5. This is the most all-inclusive Garderie package we offer, and it’s new for the 2023-2024 School Year. This option includes registration in Yearlong Afternoon Garderie PLUS automatic registration in October, February, and April break camps, AND automatic registration for care on Parent Teacher Conference days in November and January/February. AM Garderie is not included (must be purchased separately)
Drop-in Garderie! 
No more Carnets! Pending availability, we can accept students to Garderie on an as-needed basis as drop-in users. This is the most expensive way to pay for Garderie, but if you are in a pinch, it may be your best choice!  
Student-specific Barcodes for Sign-in/Sign-out 
More information will come soon.  
Parents will be given a barcoded key tag for each child in the household to facilitate signing in/signing out using our app system. This will help streamline and minimize errors when signing in/signing out and help us with billing for drop-in Garderie use.  
New Enrichment Options!  
Take a look at the Enrichment Class guide, attached here to see the full list of class offerings for the Fall Trimester, but a few noteworthy additions to our roster include: 
My First Hot Cocoa Stand (PK) 
My First Passport (Gr. K-2)  
Yoga & Mindfulness (Gr. K, Gr. 2-5)  
Robotics (Gr. 3-5)  
Debate (Grades 6-8)  
ISEE/SSAT test prep class & Mock Exam on September 5 
We are very excited to partner with Huntington Learning Centers to offer an ISEE/SSAT test prep class this fall. All Grade 8 students are invited to participate, and any Grade 7 students planning to take either the ISEE or SSAT exam this winter are welcome. The class will be offered on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and each class session will be broken up to focus on different test skills based on the group need. Registration in the class includes payment for the mock SSAT test held on September 5th.
All Grade 8 students are invited to take a mock SSAT test administered by Huntington on Tuesday, September 5th (Class Visit Day) from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm whether or not they are enrolled in the class. The results from this mock exam will be shared with parents, along with an analysis of the student’s academic strengths and weaknesses in the vocabulary, reading, and math sections of the exam. 

TYPK–PK Extended Day Program Details:
  • Along with a yearlong TYPK–PK Garderie option in 2023–2024, we will offer trimester-long registration options as well.
  • TYPK–PK Garderie will be organized by grade regardless of class placement, in other words, there will be a TYPK group, a YPK group, and a PK group.
  • PK students will also have the opportunity to register for an Enrichment class on a trimester-long basis. Students enrolled in yearlong Garderie will be given a registration code, and $100 of yearlong fees will be transferred towards Enrichment class fees per class taken. PK Enrichment classes will be 45 minutes long. Garderie after Enrichment will be available if desired.
  • Please click here for our 2023–2024 Extended Day Payment and Cancellation Policies.
  • Hours: TYPK–PK Garderie will begin at 3:30 pm, with a snack provided by the school. Garderie will run until 6:00 pm, with pick-up at any time between 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm.
  • PK Enrichment classes will run 3:45–4:30 pm, with Enrichment pick-up from 4:30 pm to 4:45 pm. Garderie after activities will also be available by pre-registration only until 6:00 pm.
  • See below for the fee structure.
Kindergarten–Grade 5 Extended Day Program Details:

What’s Garderie? – Garderie is FASPS’ after-school care program offered to students in TYPK – Grade 5. There is no organized program or activity for Garderie, but rather it is structured free time. Students play outside, play with toys, play board games, and color or do small craft projects. Parents can pick up their students registered in Garderie any time between the end of the school day and 6:00 pm. Students picked up after 6:00 pm will be charged a late fee according to the table below.  
Garderie Hours & Function 
All Garderie options are offered beginning the first day of school (September 6, 2023) and running through and including the last day of school (June 12, 2024).  
Morning Garderie operates from 7:30 am until students are welcomed to their classrooms (8:00 am for K-5, 8:15am for TYPK, YPK & PK). Registration is strongly encouraged for Morning Garderie, but we can occasionally accept drop-ins if given notice as early as possible.  
Any child dropped off prior to 8:00 am for K-5 or 8:15 am for TYPK, YPK & PK will be subject to a drop-in Morning Garderie fee.  
Afternoon Garderie operates from 3:30 pm and runs until 6:00 pm. A snack is provided by the school for all Garderie participants, and we do our very best to meet dietary restrictions/allergies wherever possible.  
Students will be divided into Garderie groups by age/class group, but students will be regrouped by Preschool / Lower School for outside play during Garderie.  
Please see Payments & Policies document here for additional important information about Auxiliary Programs.  
(NEW) Yearlong Garderie Plus  
The most all-inclusive package for Garderie we offer, new for 2023-2024! 
Registering your child for Yearlong Garderie Plus includes:
  • Yearlong Afternoon Garderie 5 days a week.  
  • Automatic registration in October, February, and April break camps.  
  • Automatic registration in Garderie for November and February Parent-Teacher Conference Days.  
What’s not included in Yearlong Garderie Plus?   
  • AM Garderie is not included (must be purchased separately) 
  • No Garderie offered on Faculty In-Service Days (10/23/23, 2/26/24, 4/16/24)  
  • No Garderie offered on school blackout dates (11/22/23-11/24/23, 12/18/23-1/1/24, 1/15/24, 1/19/24, 5/27/24)  
  • No Garderie offered on Parent-Teacher Conference dates in June (6/13/24 & 6/14/24)  
  • Registration in Summer Programs is not included in Yearlong Garderie Plus 
Registration for Yearlong Garderie Plus is only possible during the registration window from August 10 – September 1, and is not cancelable and is non-transferrable after processing.  
Students Grades PK – Gr. 5 can be enrolled in Yearlong Garderie Plus and also sign up for enrichment classes! Students enrolled in yearlong Garderie Plus will be given a code to apply at registration and $100 of fees paid for Yearlong Garderie Plus will be transferred towards Enrichment class fees per class taken. 
Yearlong Garderie 
The best price-per-hour on Garderie service, but registration is for 5 days a week for all year whether or not you use it. Limited spots are available for this package, best for families that will use Garderie regularly. If you do not anticipate needing Garderie often, please consider not signing your child up for Yearlong Garderie as this will take a valuable spot away from someone else who might need it regularly.
Students Grades PK – Gr. 5 can be enrolled in Yearlong Garderie and also sign up for enrichment classes! Students enrolled in yearlong Garderie will be given a code to apply at registration and $100 of fees paid for Yearlong Garderie will be transferred towards Enrichment class fees per class taken.  

Registration for Yearlong Garderie is not cancelable and is non-transferable. 
Garderie by Trimester 
Each trimester, we have some spaces for children to register in Garderie on a more as-needed basis. By registering for the trimester, you are registering for specific days of Garderie use for the duration of the trimester. Ie: registration for Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays of the Fall Trimester.  

As the registration is done by trimester, you will need to renew your registration for the new trimester (Winter or Spring).  
This is a good option for families whose after-school needs change from trimester to trimester, or for families who want to match Garderie care with Enrichment classes that will change from trimester to trimester.  
(IT’S BACK) Drop-in Garderie  
Pending availability, we can accept students for Garderie on an as-needed basis as drop-in users. This is the most expensive way to pay for Garderie, but if you are in a pinch, it may be your best choice! To make use of drop-in Garderie, please email all requests to Garderie@fasps.org. The team will reply to you ASAP to confirm whether or not we have space to accommodate your child. For same-day afternoon requests, please email by 1:30 pm at the latest. For emergency requests with no notice, please call the front desk.

Please click here for our 2023–2024 Extended Day Payment and Cancellation Policies.

Middle School Extended Day Program Details:
Four by Four (4x4), or “quatre quatre (cat cat)” as it has come to be known in French, is our Middle School Extended Day Program, which offers four options for Middle School students, all beginning at 4:00 pm.  
Registration in Atelier allows your Middle School student access to the basic after-school program, which includes both homework support, where students can work on schoolwork and receive help from a native French speaker, and Récréation, which is the opportunity for students to play games, go outside, and have social time with friends.  
Yearlong Atelier is offered much like Yearlong Garderie. Please see the description for Yearlong Garderie for all terms and conditions applicable to Yearlong Atelier. Yearlong Garderie Plus is not an option for Middle School aged students because Break Camps and care on PTC days is not offered to Middle School students.  
Middle School Clubs are offered most days from 4:00-5:00 pm and are led by Middle School faculty or external vendors. Students can sign up for Clubs even if they are not registered in 4x4. Students enrolled in yearlong Atelier will be given a code to apply at registration and $100.00 of yearlong fees will be transferred towards club fees for each club a student is signed up for.  
The fourth option for 4x4 is Athletics, but that’s an entirely separate subject that will have its own communications.  
4x4 Hours  
All 4x4 activities will start at 4:00 pm. Clubs will end at 5:00 pm, and students who participate in clubs are still eligible to take the 5:00 pm bus. Parents have a 15-minute grace period to pick students up after the end of a club unless students are registered in 4x4 after activities.  
At 5:00 pm, Atelier will end, and all students who stay from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm will be moved to Récréation which may be combined with Lower School Garderie depending on staffing.  
Extended Day Program Fee Structures for 2023-2024:
Note: All pricing is per registered student.
Late Fees for Pick-up After 6:00pm (fees are additive):

Pick-up between 6:00 pm and 6:10 pm $1.50/minute 
Pick-up between 6:11 pm and 7:00 pm $90/student 
Pick-up after 7:00pm $180/student 

Yearlong Program Pricing:

Program Option TYPK-PK Pricing K-8 Pricing
Yearlong Afternoon Garderie $4,850.00 $4,850.00
Yearlong Morning Garderie $1,950.00 $1,300.00
Yearlong Garderie PLUS $6,300.00 $6,300.00

Drop-In Pricing:

Afternoon Drop-In Daily Rate $60.00 $60.00
Morning Drop-In Daily Rate $20.00 $20.00
After Activities Drop-In Daily Rate $25.00 $25.00

Trimester Program Pricing:

Program Option TYPK-PK Pricing K-8 Pricing
Morning Garderie $180-$195 /day   $120-$130/day  
Afternoon Garderie   $510-$552/day  $510-$552/day 
Garderie after Activities (1-day) $297-$321.75/day  $297-$321.75/day 
Homework Help N/A $222 - $240.50/day 

Note: Enrichment class fees vary by class and will be communicated in the Enrichment Guide Catalogs and on the registration portal each trimester.

Note: Payment plans are available when registering.
School Breaks, In-service Days, and Parent-Teacher Conference Days
There is no Garderie service on national holidays, in-service faculty days, parent-teacher conference days, or during Thanksgiving or December break. Garderie Break Camps will be offered for students in TYPK-Gr 5 during the following breaks: 

  • October Break – Monday, October 16, 2023, to Friday, October 20, 2023 
  • (No Camp Monday, Oct 23, 2023, due to Faculty In-Service)  
  • February Break – Tuesday, February 20, 2024, to Friday, February 23, 2024  
(No camp/garderie on Monday, February 20 in observance of President’s Day, No Camp Monday, Feb 26, 2024, due to Faculty In-Service)  

  • April Break – Monday, April 8, 2024, through Monday, April 15, 2024  
(No Camp Tuesday, April 16, 2024, due to Faculty In-Service) 
Registration for Break Camp will be announced at least 1 month prior to the break. If your child is registered for Yearlong Garderie Plus, they are AUTOMATICALLY registered for these three break camps.
Parent Teacher Conference days will be November 1-2, 2023, January 31-February 1, 2024, and June 13-14, 2024. While the organization of these Parent Teacher Conference days remains to be confirmed, we will offer limited Garderie on these days to the students who do not have class. Registration in advance will be required. More information will be provided closer to Conference days. 
If your child is registered in Yearlong Garderie Plus, they are AUTOMATICALLY registered for the necessary Garderie during the November conference days as well as the January-February conference days.  
Registration Details:
Registration for all grades in Extended Day Programs must be done during the registration period using the online portal here. As always, Extended Day registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and we will move to a waitlist as soon as a class has reached capacity. Due to space constraints, staffing constraints, and legal group size maximums, we are not able to guarantee services will be available for all students. If getting access to Garderie/4x4 is a non-negotiable for your family, please register promptly when registration opens. 
The Registration window for Yearlong and Fall Trimester Garderie and Extended Day Classes for all students TYPK – Grade 8 will be open from Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 am through Friday, September 1, 2023, at 6:00 pm.  
Late registrations may be considered as space allows on a case-by-case basis. After September 1, 2023, we will not be able to accept any registrations for Yearlong Garderie or Middle School 4x4 options. Families requiring care every day after September 1st will need to register for Garderie/Middle School 4x4 each trimester as space permits.
If you have any questions about our Extended Day programs, please email Garderie@FASPS.org. Merci !


Ren Keller
Director of Auxiliary Programs
(206) 275-3533, Ext. 273
Marian Garcini
Auxiliary Programs Coordinator
(206) 275-3533, Ext. 289

Rei Silverberg
Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs
(206) 275-3533 Ext. 276